O'Reilly logo

Staff-Less Libraries by Carl Gustav Johannsen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

5

Critical Success Factors

Abstract

The critical success factors of open libraries are mentioned: safety, an inspiring and inviting interior, a user-friendly and livable place to stay, and a preferable local meeting point. The chapter presents four generic strategies for open libraries to counteract and prevent vandalism, to make the library an inspiring and inviting place, to improve user friendliness, and, finally, to promote the library as a local meeting point. The strategies are developed by Johannsen (2012a). In the beginning mostly inspired by Danish open library experiences. Later experiences from other countries have been added. The strategies are illustrated by practical library examples. Of the examples mentioned, some mostly look like ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required